Role of preoperative biliary drainage of liver remnant prior to extended liver resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Carcinoembryonic Antigen
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms

abstract

  • In patients undergoing liver resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma, FLR volume of < 30% of total liver volume is associated with increased risk for hepatic insufficiency and death. Preoperative biliary drainage of the FLR appears to improve outcome if the predicted volume is < 30%. However, in patients with FLR > or = 30%, preoperative biliary drainage does not appear to improve perioperative outcome and, as many of these patients have hypertrophy of the FLR, PVE is likely to offer little benefit.

publication date

  • October 5, 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2742615

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2009.00090.x

PubMed ID

  • 19768150

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 445

end page

  • 51

volume

  • 11

number

  • 5